New ‘Summer On Central’ Concert Series Is Set To #AmplifyAlbany In August

July 19, 2022

The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio is hosting live entertainment outside this summer for the  inaugural “Summer on Central” concert series, taking place Saturdays in August in The Linda’s parking lot at 339  Central Avenue.

Anticipating attracting hundreds to the series’ events, Central Avenue Business Improvement Disrict and sorrounding neighborhoods, the Amplify Albany grant program supported concert series is free and open to the public. The region’s premier local music artists will perform in a series that celebrates the multi-cultural community found in the heart of New York’s capital city.

Each week, multiple bands will take to the stage for this family-friendly event that also includes local food vendors, artist, and non-profit organization vendors. Lawn chairs are encouraged; pets are not permitted. For more information and the full concert series’ schedule click here.

About Amplify Albany

Made possible with support from the City of Albany Capital Resource Corporation, the Amplify Albany grant program is administered by Capitalize Albany. The program is designed to provide resources for the implementation of exciting activities and events that leverage the City of Albany’s most unique and strongest assets. The program is enhancing the City of Albany’s commercial districts and businesses by providing grant funding to non-profits, businesses and other organizations that will create and execute short and medium term authentic, unique and buzz-worthy promotional projects, events and programming. These events and other initiatives will engage residents and attract additional visitors to the City of Albany’s various business districts.

Awarded applicants can receive up to $5,000. To date 40 grant awards totaling more than $120,000 has leveraged more than $560,000 in new or expanded programming investment and has supported foot-traffic of more than 35,000 participating in programming and attending events in neighborhoods throughout the City.